When I first saw the Clarisonic, I thought, "oh great, an expensive doo dad to help you escape from the drudgery of washing your face." A little background first, I bought the new Physicians Formula "concern: aging skin" cleanser and I didn't like it. It has no fragrance and no lather so even though it probably was a good cleanser, I didn't feel like it was cleaning my face very well. Then, I bought my teen daughter the clarisonic mia for Christmas. I found it in her room, several days later, still in the box, and as mothers are sometimes wont to do, I stole it. I needed a mild facial cleanser to use with it so I brought the Physicians Formula back out and I'm so glad I did! It works great with the Clarisonic! What a fun tool this little brush is. I thought it would spin but it doesn't, it vibrates. I go over my entire face and neck, after slathering on the cleanser. The only complaint I have is that when I'm scrubbing my nose, it vibrates my face and it feels a little weird. Feels great everywhere else, especially the forehead. You don't apply pressure, just skim the surface of your skin. You also need to use a very mild soap, no scrubs. I also think it would be great for a teen with acne on the face, arms or anywhere. It was very expensive but seems very well made and entirely submersable. It doesn't hold a charge for very long, only about 20 sessions or so, but it's easy to charge. My face is soft, smooth with no flakiness after cleansing with the clarisonic and using a good, thick moisturizer (my skin is very dry). I'm seriously thinking of giving this one back to my daughter and buying the full size one for myself. Highly recommend.
I purchased the Mia (2) about a month ago at Sephora. In that short amount of time I've seen a dramatic improvement in the overall clarity and smoothness of my skin. The first few times I used it I was incredibly amazed at how smooth my skin felt after cleansing it. I am hoping that it will continue to improve my skin. I have pretty big pores on my nose and I haven't seen a difference in the size of them thus far. First couple of weeks I did get some breakouts on my forehead. SA at Sephora warned me that I would. But I honestly have only had two pimples since that initial first week. Usually break out a lot during my period, I'm so used to it, I just come to expect it every month. Well, this is the first cycle of using the Mia 2 and I haven't seen ONE pimple. I'm getting used to my skin being clear so I hope this trend will continue. I LOVE my Clarisonic and for me it was well worth the money. I love how it beeps to tell me when to switch areas of my face. And it blinks when it needs charged. Might have to do an updated review in the next couple of months to see if it will get rid of these nasty oversized pores on my nose.
When the Clarisonic first hit the market, I was very hesitant, but after the Mia was introduced, I finally decided to make the purchase. I have been using my Clarisonic Mia for about 6-7 months now. Although I have not experienced any life changing results, I am very glad that I purchased it and if given the opportunity, would purchase again. I have oily to combination, aging skin. I suffer with the usual monthly acne. Since adding the Clarisonic to my skin regimen, I have seen that my skin care products are working better for me. I use Philosophy Purity and Neutrogena Acne Wash as my cleansing products and they both work well with my Mia. The unit I purchased came with the sensitive skin brush head but I purchased the deep pore cleansing brush. Surprisingly, I prefer the sensitive even though my skin is not sensitive. I want to try the normal brush head next. I may try the Clarisonic Plus for it's body benefits.
I cannot imagine what my life would be like without this product! It is absolutely life changing!, Honestly I can say that this has improved the look and feel of my skin drastically, I use it everyday once a day and love it, cannot go a day without it, I forgot my Mia when I went on a trip for a few days and I could feel how congested my skin got without this, It's pricey but definitely worth the money, definitely an investment piece that every woman should own!
I have been using the Clarasonic Mia for about 4 months now and would not want to be without it. I have noticed a clarity and brightness to my skin, especially in the T zone area and also a reduction to open pores. The MIa is different in the way that it seems to have an effect in deeper layers of the skin and I believe because of that it will have long term benefits over time. I would buy this again without hesitation, it's not inexpensive but I think it's worth it when it comes to looking after your skin.
Over a year on and I love the Clarasonic Mia. If I go without it for a while I break out and my skin is dull in comparison. I would rush out to replace this if I needed to.
It's been two weeks, and so far I give it four stars. (Will update if necessary)
It's amazing how little time you need to cleanse your face, and it times it for you. My overall complexion improved even though I was getting more pimples from my period and some slight purging. I can't describe the improvement completely, but its like I suddenly had more "true" tones to my face, like the skin cells themselves were more translucent so you have more underlying blues and greens instead of crusty yellows and reds if that makes sense. My three large pimples from purging have cleared and now I'm just waiting to see the overall improvement. The way it is going, I don't think I'm going to get clear skin from this, but I like it for the glow it gives my face. It's a lot of money though....
I was lucky enough to try this before splurging on it. My Sister didn't like it and she let me try it out. I tried it and didn't like it. My skin is oily, some red and uneveness, flakey on chin area. I felt that it made my skin look more red and irritated so I stopped. After a few months I decided to give it another try and I loved it. I guess I was pressing down instead of letting it glide over my skin so that was the issue. The constant flakey skin on my chin is gone, my skin is more smooth and like others stated it just makes my face feel "clean" when I don't use it washing my face just isn't the same. (my sister decided to give it another try and she now loves it so I actually went out and bought one.) I took one lippie off for the high cost of it and the high cost of the replacement brush heads ($25.00 for one, $40.00 for two). I didn't care for the clarisonic face wash that came with it. It felt to heavy on my skin.
I am normally too lazy to write reviews on products but this one is SO GOOD that I felt that I had to rave about it.
ok so I normally have oily skin, that only gets dry in the winter (but just by a tiny bit) . Recently, my skin has begun to feel around my nose and in between my eyebrows, but if i touched it, it was still oily. Weird, i know. Ive also always had noticeable pores on my cheek area close to my nose, and huge blackheads that ive squeezed so many times i have left bruises on my nose. I also normally have an EXTREMELY shiny nose.
so i started using the Clarisonic mia for about 2 weeks, and it has almost transformed my skin completely. i say almost because i got this to target my mild acne (only a few pimples at a time). This didnt completely get rid of my acne (i blame my poor diet and poor sleep schedule), but it made the rest of my skin look amazing. My pores shrunk, my skin is SIGNIFICANTLY less oily(!!!!!) and its not flaky at all anymore.
I think with continued use and a better diet, my acne will go away soon.
My nose looks so smooth, like all those blackheads were squeezed out.
What i love most though is that my skin is overall LESS OILY! I NEVER expected that to happen. its amazing.
as a teenager, however, my skin is still young and gets irritated when i use this on my upper cheeks because that area is pretty sensitive to abrasions. I've limited myself to only use it once every other day. I plan on increasing the "dosage" as my skin ages.
If you plan to start using any Clarisonic model, i suggest using it once a day first, then see if your skin is comfortable with it.
Overall, this is definitely a splurge item, but sooooo worth the investment. Your skin will never feel clean without it, i swear. My skin feels soft and smooth and I've noticed my skin products work better now, as if they really sink into my skin deeper.
In my opinion, if you want to buy a Clarisionic but think its too expensive, just get the Mia, the cheapest model, since it does the exact same thing a pro model would do for your skin. The more expensive models just have some extra features that wont make it work any better on your skin and you dont need them.
I've been using the Clarisonic Mia for about 3 months now, and while I have not noticed any dramatic results, I did notice my skin beginning to clear a little bit. Being a teenager, I used to have a small problem with acne. I would get bumps on my forehead and cheeks, and would have a pimple or two. Now, I still have those annoying bumps on my face, but I do not get actual red pimples anymore. Also, quite a lot of the blackheads on my nose have disappeared. Overall, this is a good product to splurge in, if you really want to work towards having better skin. Also, it feels great on your skin. I love to pamper myself with this every night! ;)
I got this as a gift from my mother for the holidays and started using it almost two weeks ago. I have to say my skin is fairly good, no discolorations and only a few breakouts here and there, but I figured Id give this a shot more for prevention than anything else. So far I cant say I notice much difference in my skin but again, since it was pretty good before I figured that much. I am beginning to get a few more pimples than normal, so far nothing horrible and I have heard this is normal so I am willing to stick that out a few more weeks, although any longer then that and I will call it quits. What I do have to say is the pimples I am getting seem to be clearing really fast- in under a day, which is typically unheard of and I have to assume its the MIA. Definitely worth keeping if only for that purpose however, as I said, not worth extra breakouts so Ill have to write an update in a couple more weeks after seeing how it goes UPDATE: OK I still like the product but I think it was just too much for my skin, I kept breaking out, although not badly and even though people talked about purging I think the product was too rough on my skin causing it to produce excess oil and break out. I am using every 2-3 day now and my skin cleared up in a day! I still would recommend the product to ppl with trouble skin or ppl who wear makeup but since neither is my issue, I decided to tone it down a bit. My new advice is probably not to mess with a good thing. If your skin is happy, leave it alone!!